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Sightseeing in Larnaca - what to see. Complete travel guide

Larnaca is a city of Crete that occupies the third place in the list of largest resorts of the region. This is also a large port with fast developing industry and trading. This city is also known as one of the most popular resorts of the island. Larnaca is located on the south-east of the island approximately 70 kilometers away from Limassol directly on the coast. Larnaca is also the location of the international airport.
Larnaca attracts shoppers with a variety of craft shops and colorful markets. Small streets leading to the Old Town start from Finikoudes Boulevard. These streets accommodate the most … Open
The climate in this region is Mediterranean subtropical.

Phinikoudes embankment, which is full of tall palms, is simply the best place for walks. This place features a wonderful view of the bay and yachts that are moored nearby. Near the embankment is also located the best beach of Larnaca - Mackenzie Beach. Actually, the choice of beaches on the island is really wide. Active rest fans may enjoy scuba diving (they can even enjoy stunning looks of sunk ships), windsurfing, or make a ride on yacht. Tourists with kids can visit the local amusement park.
Among the sights of this place are St. Lazarus Church, Panagia Angeloktisti Church, Larnaca Fortress that has been used by the English as a prison and today it is turned into a museum, Al Kebir Mosque, Museum of Pieris and the ancient aqueduct. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In Larnaca, there are many interesting entertainments for tourists with children. In one of the most quiet and picturesque areas of the city, is the amusement park Lucky Star. There are a … Open
The most interesting natural sight of Larnaka is Sault Lake that is located 5 kilometers away from the city. According to the legend this lake appeared in the result of the actions of Saint Lazarus. He turned a man who refused to give him a bunch of grapes into a lake. On winter this lake becomes home for pink flamingo. On the shore of the lake is located Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque that is known as one of the main holy Islamic places on the world. One of the oldest monasteries of Crete – male monastery Stavrovouni on Mount Phillips – is closed for visitors.
Fans of museum tours should not miss the opportunity to visit the Pierides Museum in Larnaca. This is a private museum that was founded in 1839 by the mayor of the city. The mayor was not indifferent to objects of art so he has gathered an excellent collection of sculptures, paintings, and jewelry. Now the museum's collection includes more than 2,500 exhibits belonging to different eras, and the building in which it is housed is of great architectural value.
Numerous dining places in Larnaca would please both budget travelers, those who prefer a simple home cuisine and fans of gourmet food. An interesting place is the Monte Carlo restaurant, … Open
One of the most unusual and interesting in the city is the Kyriazis Medical Museum that was opened quite recently, in 2011. Among its exhibits are medical equipment and documents that clearly illustrate the development of medicine. Here you can see devices with the help of which medicines were prepared as far back as ancient times. The museum occupies a historic villa with a small garden where medicinal plants have been grown for many years.
Fans of unusual activities should never pass by Emira Pottery, which was founded back in 1987. Visitors are always welcome here today. In this pottery, you can watch the work of skillful potters, buy some incredibly beautiful tableware and home decorations made of clay, as well as take part in exciting workshops.
Travelers appreciate amazingly welcoming and friendly atmosphere of Larnaca. Residents of the city treat tourists with respect and interest; they are always easy to get in touch. You can … Open
Not far from the city there is an interesting archaeological region called Khirokitia. Here, researchers discovered a Neolithic settlement that was quite large and consisted of about a hundred houses. This ancient settlement is shrouded in many legends. According to one of them, its inhabitants' life was centered around a cult of the dead. They buried their deceased relatives right on the territory of their homes. During the study of this area, they've found lots of interesting artifacts, which can be seen in the local Archaeological Museum.
Larnaca beaches are deservedly popular with divers. Even under water one can see very interesting sights here. A vivid example is the Zenobia ferry, which sank off the coast of Larnaca back in 1980. The length of the Swedish vessel reaches 178 meters, and its width is 28 meters. Every year, thousands of divers visit this underwater attraction in the hopes of discovering something valuable during the dive, and many of them have succeeded. In addition to the wreckage site, here you can see many beautiful underwater creatures.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Larnaca and surroundings

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Shopping streets in Larnaca
♥   Shopping area ' Ermou Street' Larnaca, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' University Avenue' Famagusta, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Larnaca from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Varosha

From the series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
Those hopes have not been realised. Until today Varosha remains a disputed territory, in addition, part of the town is still occupied by a Turkish military base. As mentioned above the town is a closed territory prohibited from entering. Military men are regularly patrolling the streets, but that does not seem to bother curious tourists. The empty coast of the resort looks especially interesting. There have survived umbrellas and lounges from more than forty years ago. One can see the remaining wooden terraces of restaurants and furnished rest areas. … Read further

Famagusta

From the series “Abandoned Places of the Earth with Distinct Marks of Civilization”
During this period, its area has grown substantially, and the population reached a record of 40 000 people. The city had a highly developed industrial sector. There were large factories producing tobacco, food, clothing, and transport equipment. The tourist industry raised significant funds too. In 1974, Turkish troops invaded the city. It was empty in a few days. Now it is slowly being destroyed under the influence of the moist sea climate. … Read further
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